Using a tape measure the midwife or GP will measure from the top of your tummy to just above your pubic bone. You should measure 1 cm for each week you are pregnant eg if you are 28 weeks pregnant you should measure approximately 28cms. This will give an indication of the baby’s growth. The midwife or GP will also feel around your tummy to see what position your baby is currently in and check for fetal movements.
Baby’s Heart Rate:
This is done in a similar way to an ultrasound. The midwife or GP will place the Doppler (like a wand) on your tummy and will move it around until they hear the baby’s heart beat. This can be heard on a speaker, similar to that of a baby monitor. The midwife or GP will count the heart beats to determine how fast it is beating. It is sometimes hard to hear the baby’s heart beat depending on the baby’s position and gestation.Pregnancy Journey Map Pregnancy Journey Map Albury Wodonga